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Workshops and courses

Storytelling with Archetypes

This event is a partnership with Artemis Storytelling. This one day masterclass with Nell Phoenix is for those with some storytelling experience and knowledge of traditional repertoire. It is for storytellers who are curious to find new approaches to the content of their work and who wish to improve their performance practice. Lunch: 1 hour…

Saturday 6 July 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Writer event

Poet Fiona Benson and novelist Jane Feaver

This is a partnership with the University of Exeter. Join poet Fiona Benson and novelist Jane Feaver, both of whom have strong links to Exeter and are highly acclaimed, for an evening of readings and discussion, celebrating some of the writing coming out of Exeter. Tickets will be available on the door.  ***** About Fiona…

Saturday 6 July 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Exeter Writers’ Salon

Come along to Exeter Writer’s Salon for a free evening of conversation, networking and idea sharing. Open to all readers and writers, this is an opportunity to meet writers in the local community, to be inspired, explore ideas and find out what’s happening in the writing community in the city. This event is free, but…

Saturday 6 July 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Writer event

Tricksterland: performance storytelling by Nell Phoenix

This event is a partnership with Artemis storytelling. There is a place where power crackles through all things: broken bodies can become whole, thoughts can be heard, old bones speak and even rocks want revenge. Here we stumble through shape-shifting worlds on a journey to the edge of the earth. Be prepared to encounter all…

Friday 5 July 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Workshops and courses

Storytelling for beginners

This event is a partnership with Artemis storytelling. This small group workshop is an excellent introduction to the art of telling a traditional story led by Katy Cawkwell who has over 20 years experience of working as a performance storyteller and teaching storytelling (spoken word performance, not writing or reading!) You are invited to bring…

Friday 5 July 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Writer event

Another Country: an evening with novelists Amanda Craig and Vesna Goldsworthy

In the past three years, national events have made us question what it is to be British as never before. Are we all strangers in a strange land, hopelessly alienated from each other? Is the country at war with the city, and is this country embattled by the rest of Europe?Adultery, murder, poverty, trust and…

Thursday 4 July 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the writer-in-residence: Louisa Adjoa Parker at Exeter Custom House

Louisa will be at the Custom House from 1-3 pm on Thursday afternoons throughout July, available to meet with members of the public and talk about the work she is developing there. This event is drop in.

Thursday 4 July 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Writer event

Namwali Serpell in conversation with the University of Exeter’s Lara Choksey

This event is in partnership with Africa Writes – Bristol and the University of Exeter’s World and Postcolonial Cultures Research Group. Described by Salman Rushdie as a ‘dazzling debut’, award-winning writer Namwali Serpell reads from and discusses her new genre-bending epic novel with University of Exeter’s Lara Choksey. The Old Drift traces three Zambian families across centuries and…

Tuesday 2 July 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Event


Routes in to Playwriting

This event is a partnership with Papatango. Join Papatango for a breakdown of how to build a playwriting career, from training to showcasing to making connections and pitching for opportunities. The multi-award-winning Papatango run free opportunities to launch new playwrights, who have gone on to win BAFTA, OffWestEnd, Royal National Theatre and Alfred Fagon awards….

Saturday 29 June 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Event

Meet our Quay Words writer-in-residence this National Writing Day

Louisa Adjoa Parker, our first writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House, will kick off her six-week residency this National Writing Day. On Wednesday 26th June from 1-3pm, Louisa will hold her first ever ‘Meet the Writer’ session at Exeter Custom House. She will be available to talk about her work as writer-in-residence and to chat about writing in…

Wednesday 26 June 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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